A few questions about adwords.

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by jdog37, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. jdog37

    jdog37 Power Member

    Apr 3, 2009
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    unemployed electrician
    I got a $100 free adwords code and thought I might as well use it. My account is set up and ready to go.

    This thread: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/adwords/133458-how-i-profit-450-day-using-adwords.html gave me the idea.

    My campaign will be based on 1 product and 1 keyword. Keyword is "product name free trial".

    According to the google keyword tool the exact phrase only gets around 300 searches a month but I don't care about that because I think its a buying keyword. The average cost per click is 5 cents which leads me to my first question.

    If the average cost is 5 cents should I bid 5 cent or should I bid higher for better ad placement? How do you all decide what to bid?

    My next question is based on this thread: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/adwords/133823-redirect-url-adwords.html

    I don't won't to build a landing page either. I don't wanna buy a domain. I just wanna send them to my affiliate link.

    According to adwords terms, redirects are not allowed nor is iframing. The way that I read it is that if your destination url is different than your display url it has to be an extention of the display url. In other words the url displayed in your ad is www.dogproducts.com then your destination url has to be like www.dogproducts.com/buydogcollarshere.

    Heres what I plan to do. I will put the products main site as the display url www.product.com and my affiliate link as the destination url www.product.com/?aid=15977

    Will that work or will I get my ass canned?

    Any thoughts or advice will be appreciated.

  2. ddawg0169

    ddawg0169 Newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
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    For your first question:
    1) Paying $.05/click is pretty much unheard of now on Google Search
    2) Even if Google says it's $.05/click you should still bid higher. You're going to be competing against people who are bidding $2-5 on just the product name.
    3) Out of 300 monthly impressions, if you had a 5% CTR (which is excellent), you're getting 15 clicks a month. If you had a 20% conversion rate (which is excellent for anything with a credit card), you're looking at 3 conversions/month. You might want to consider some more keywords.

    For your second question:
    You can do what you described but,
    1) You will no doubt be violating the network's TOS. They almost never allow you to direct link especially with PPC
    2) You will be competing with other affiliates who are trying to do the same thing. Since only 1 display URL can show, the person with the highest bid will win.

    The canning of your ass is less of a problem than getting traffic as cheap as you want it.
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